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"A litigant of Japanese descent involved in the cases Fujiwara et al v Osawa, [1937] 2 DLR 133, and Ogawa v Fujiwara, [1938] SCR 170, [1938] 3 DLR 369. Both ""Ogawa"" and ""Osawa"" are used. Two men were listed with the last name ""Ogawa"" in the Vancouver directory: - Entry 1: Consulate Chancellor - Entry 2: Chochi Ogawa, a salesman at Pacific Importers who was married to ""Kesuyo"" and lived at 2072 Dundas Street. He is listed as the main provider of the household (""H"") and is most likely the man named ""Ogawa"" and at other times spelled as ""Osawa"" who was involved in the above court cases. - Project Resources: Library and Archives Canada records collected by Legal History, currently in digital repository."


Regularized Name Ogawa


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